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Midwest Conference Recap

Chrissy Brennan on April 30, 2015

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Find out about our conference in Chicago earlier this month and why it was such a big success!

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New Publications!

Maddy Meislin on April 17, 2015

As we strive to create the most up-to-date and relevant sources of information for our community, we are excited to announce the creation of new content and designs for our publications which can be ordered or downloaded in English and Spanish!

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Meet Our New Program Coordinator!

Maddy Meislin on March 25, 2015

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Madeline Meislin but please feel free to call me "Maddy." I am very excited to join Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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Mastering the "Professional No" at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice

Being able to say “no” to non-essential projects can be an important part of making sure there is enough free time in your schedule for healing and self-care. Here are a few tips to help!

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SPA WEEK SPRING EVENT APRIL 13-19

Lindsay Mitcher on March 9, 2015

posted in Cause Marketing

Everyone deserves a little pampering. Treat yourself this spring with discounted deals from Spa Week, April 13th-19th around the country.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on February 24, 2015

Now that 2015 is under way, it's a good time to inject some renewed energy into your job search. Two easy ways to freshen things up are to tweak your resume and rethink your approach to writing cover letters.

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A Year to Remember!

Lindsay Mitcher on January 6, 2015

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We want to say THANK YOU to all of our dedicated supporters for making 2014 a year to remember!

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CAC & Pfizer Survey Finds Work Aids Working Women with Cancer Recovery

Sarah Goodell on December 17, 2014

posted in In the News, Research

Pfizer recently released the findings of a study conducted in collaboration with Cancer and Careers, Supporting Workplace Conversations. The findings shed light on breast cancer in the workplace from the perspective of working women with the disease, employers and healthcare professionals.

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Asking for A Flexible Schedule

Sarah Goodell on December 4, 2014

The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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Job Searching During the Holidays

Kelsey Fenton on November 19, 2014

Looking for a job during the holiday season may feel daunting. It might feel like everyone is on vacation - and you might also want to take the time to be with friends and family. However, many companies are still looking to fill positions before the end of the year. Here are some tips for finding a job during the holidays.

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Managing Online Privacy: CaringBridge and MyLifeLine

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 4, 2014

While they are more secure than many mainstream social networks, information posted to CaringBridge.org and MyLifeLife.org is not automatically 100% protected. Learn more about the additional steps necessary to ensure that your profile is as secure as you would like it to be.

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Flex Jobs: A Great Option for Working Through (or Post) Treatment

Chrissy Brennan on October 30, 2014

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Flexible jobs are not the “special case” arrangements they once were. Today, more than 65% of employers allow some of their employees to work from home. That’s good news for anyone living with cancer.

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Building Your LinkedIn Network

Kelsey Fenton on October 23, 2014

Because 85% of jobs are found through networking, and not job boards, we advocate a lot for using LinkedIn to build your professional network. However, just creating a good LinkedIn profile won’t be enough to build connections – it requires frequent engagement. Here are some tips to build your LinkedIn network.

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What to Say When a Coworker Has Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on October 14, 2014

posted in Coworker

When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say. You want to be supportive of your coworker, but you also want to make sure that you don’t say anything that might be hurtful. Here are some tips on what to say to a coworker with cancer.

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Beauty Buys Benefiting Cancer and Careers

Lindsay Mitcher on October 6, 2014

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the following brands are helping Cancer and Careers raise vital funds and awareness by donating a portion of the proceeds from some of their top selling products!

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4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer Recap

Chrissy Brennan on September 30, 2014

We've released the official sizzle reel of our 4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer — and set a date for next year’s Conference: Friday, June 12, 2015.

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SPA WEEK FALL EVENT October 20-26

Lindsay Mitcher on September 22, 2014

posted in Cause Marketing, CEW

In need of a little pampering? Get ready to relax this fall with Spa Week!

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A New Look for Cancer and Careers

Kate Sweeney on September 16, 2014

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CAC has a new look and with it comes a powerful message to all working people with cancer…

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How & Why You Should Write a Thank You Letter

Kelsey Fenton on August 26, 2014

posted in Interview, Job Search

Thank you letters are still essential to modern-day interview etiquette. Most employers will appreciate a thank you letter, if not expect one. Learn why thank you letters are especially beneficial for cancer survivors and how to write an impressive thank you letter.

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Brain Exercises to Treat Chemo Brain

Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014

Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments and recommending brain exercises to lessen the impact of this side effect.

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